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Proto-Altaic: *k`oŋi ( ~ -e)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: dirt
Russian meaning: грязь
Turkic: *köŋ
Tungus-Manchu: *xońi-
Comments: A Turk.-Tung. isogloss. TM *xońi- perhaps with secondary palatalization < *xoŋi- (cf. the Orok form xoŋo-kto). Cf. perhaps Jpn. kunuga 'land' (if different from *kúní 'country').

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